2180 W GRANT LINE RD, ST 209 | TRACY, CA  95377 | Kate@ThePhotoGeeks.com | Tel: 209-275-2887 

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PHOTOGRAPHY

CHECKLIST

Preparing your home for Photography

If you want the images of your home to have the greatest impact, a few simple preparation guidelines apply. Remember, first impressions count ─ which is why it is important that your property is presentable both inside and out.

Downloadable/Printable Prep List Here:

BEFORE THE SHOOT

KITCHEN/LIVING AREAS

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Eliminate clutter ─ remove unnecessary pieces of furniture, personal items, family photos, pet bowls/beds, and put away any 'knick-knacks' ie. remote controls, magazines, hobbyist collections, etc.

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Clean all surfaces, floors, tiles, mirrors, windows, shutters, and remove and spider webs

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Remove magnets and/or photos from the fridge

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Replace any broken light globes or lamps

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Hide any bins or waste baskets

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Hide all visible electrical cables, cords, and chargers

BEDROOMS

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De-clutter

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Make beds

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Ensure floors are clear and clean

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Put away clothes and personal items

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Clear bedside tables and vanity units

BATHROOMS

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Clean bathrooms thoroughly ─ remove any soap and water stains, ensure shower screen and mirrors are spotless

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Remove all bathroom clutter and personal items ie. toothbrushes, hair dryers, bath mats, etc.

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Replace used towels with folded, fresh towels

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Put toilet seats down

OUTSIDE

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Mow lawns

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Rake leaves

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Sweep paved areas including driveway and porches 

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Remove any oil stains from driveway

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Weed garden and prune trees/shrubs

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Remove/hide bins and gardening equipment

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Clean windows and screens

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Clean pool and remove pool cleaner/toys

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Clean front door mat

DAY OF SHOOT

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Open all curtains and blinds

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Remove cars from driveway

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Turn on all interior lights including lamps

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Secure pets in another location

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Straighten beds and furniture

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Ensure all surfaces are clean and clear